Course Description

Beginning Finnish, FINNISH 1A

PLEASE BE ADVISED OF THE ENROLLMENT DATES!!! 
Instruction Start Date: Sept 28, 2018
Instruction End Date: Dec 1, 2018
Last Day to Add: Oct 12, 2018


Students will develop the basic elements of communicative competence in both spoken and written language within a cultural context.

Key Information

Fall Semester 2018
Instruction start date: August 22, 2018
Instruction end date: December 1, 2018
Credit: 6 quarter units / 4 semester units credit
UC Berkeley, Scandinavian

Course Credit:

Upon successful completion, all online courses offered through cross-enrollment provide UC unit credit. Some courses are approved for GE, major preparation and/or, major credit or can be used as a substitute for a course at your campus.

If "unit credit" is listed by your campus, consult your department, academic adviser or Student Affairs division to inquire about the petition process for more than unit credit for the course.

UC Berkeley:
Major Requirement: fulfills lower division requirement for Scandinavian majors: Finnish Concentration & Old Norse Studies Concentration



UC Davis:
Unit Credit

UC Irvine:
Unit Credit

UC Los Angeles:
Major Preparation: Scandinavian Languages and Cultures Major / Scandinavian Languages Minor

UC Merced:
General Education: Foreign Language GE (1 semester)

UC Riverside:
General Education: Elective units (UCRVELEC)

UC San Diego:
General Education: Revelle - Foreign Language Requirement - third semester/intermediate level or fourth quarter course required for proficiency; TMC 1 course toward lower division disciplinary breadth if noncontiguous to major; Sixth - NAHR GE; By petition, 2 semesters UCB Finnish (FINNISH 2A, 2B, 102A, 102B) would fulfill a year of foreign language for Muir GE; GE: ERC  Foreign Language Requirement - third semester/intermediate level or fourth quarter course required for proficiency;

UC San Francisco:
Unit Credit

UC Santa Barbara:
Unit Credit

UC Santa Cruz:
Unit Credit

Course Video

Course Meeting Requirements

Active participation is required and will be part of the final grade. Students participating online must have access to a quiet room, laptop or tablet, and a headset.

Course Creator

Lotta Weckstrom

Dr. Lotta Weckström started her career in developing and teaching Finnish language courses during her undergraduate years at the Humboldt University in Berlin, Germany, where she worked as a student instructor in 1996-1998. She taught Finnish at the Turku university Language Center, language immersion  summer courses, and prior to being hired at UC Berkeley in 2007, she worked as a lecturer in argumentation, rhetoric and debating at the University Collegein Utrecht, the Netherlands.  As a language instructor Weckström’s interest lies in creating a student focused, cultural classroom that takes in consideration the individual students back grounds, fields of study and prior experiences learning a language. Weckström incorporates classroom technology in her day to day teaching, and Finnish language classes on all levels are offered as distance learning classes- enrolled students from other UC campuses can take her classes via ZOOM, a conferencing platform, or from a Polycom room from their home campus. Weckström is an experienced and enthusiastic instructor, her background in linguistics, years of language instruction, and interest in teaching technology create a unique learning environment for students from all walks of academic life. In her language pedagogy research, Weckström explores the use of technology and media in language teaching. Her current research project is developing “best practices” guidelines for distance teaching. Weckström’s Dissertation in the field of Applied Language Studies explores representations of Finnishness in Sweden, and focuses on the experiences of young people with Finnish background in Central Sweden. She studies concept of growing up speaking a minority language, vernacular use, humor and joking in interviews, as well as the multi facetted concept of immigration, immigrants and linguistic minorities as they are  expressed  by the participants of her research. She has published two books on her dissertation topic, and several articles on Finns in Sweden.

     

Dr. Lotta Weckström started her career in developing and teaching Finnish language courses during her undergraduate years at the Humboldt University in Berlin, Germany, where she worked as a student instructor in 1996-1998. She taught Finnish at the Turku university Language Center, language immersion  summer courses, and prior to being hired at UC Berkeley in 2007, she worked as a lecturer ...

Dr. Lotta Weckström started her career in developing and teaching Finnish language courses during her undergraduate years at the Humboldt University in Berlin, Germany, where she worked as a student instructor in 1996-1998. She taught Finnish at the Turku university Language Center, language immersion  summer courses, and prior to being hired at UC Berkeley in 2007, she worked as a lecturer in argumentation, rhetoric and debating at the University Collegein Utrecht, the Netherlands.  As a language instructor Weckström’s interest lies in creating a student focused, cultural classroom that takes in consideration the individual students back grounds, fields of study and prior experiences learning a language. Weckström incorporates classroom technology in her day to day teaching, and Finnish language classes on all levels are offered as distance learning classes- enrolled students from other UC campuses can take her classes via ZOOM, a conferencing platform, or from a Polycom room from their home campus. Weckström is an experienced and enthusiastic instructor, her background in linguistics, years of language instruction, and interest in teaching technology create a unique learning environment for students from all walks of academic life. In her language pedagogy research, Weckström explores the use of technology and media in language teaching. Her current research project is developing “best practices” guidelines for distance teaching. Weckström’s Dissertation in the field of Applied Language Studies explores representations of Finnishness in Sweden, and focuses on the experiences of young people with Finnish background in Central Sweden. She studies concept of growing up speaking a minority language, vernacular use, humor and joking in interviews, as well as the multi facetted concept of immigration, immigrants and linguistic minorities as they are  expressed  by the participants of her research. She has published two books on her dissertation topic, and several articles on Finns in Sweden.

     


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